18 terms

Chapter 4 Safety Ed

Open Zone
A place where you can drive without restriction
Line of Sight
Distance you can see ahead in the direction you are looking
Path Of Travel
Space your vehicle will occupy as you travel ahead
Target Area
Section of roadway where the target is located and the area to the left and right of the target
Closed Zone
Space not open to you because of a restriction in your line of sight or intended path of travel
Target area range
Space from your vehicle out to target area
12-15 second range
Area you will be traveling in during the next 12-15 seconds, and where you need to identify changes in your path of travel
4-6 second range
Area where you will be traveling during the next 4-6 seconds, and where you get the final update of how you are controlling your intended path of travel
Orderly visual search pattern
Process of searching critical areas in a regular sequence
Field of vision
All the area a person can see while looking straight ahead
Central vision
Cone-Shaped area of up to 10 degrees in your field of vision in which you can see clearly while looking straight ahead
Peripheral vision
area a person can see to the left and right of central vision
"Aim High" in Steering
look ahead 12-15 seconds of where your driving
Ground Viewing
Making quick glances to the roadway in front of your vehicle
Friction or gripping power between the tires and the roadway surface
Space cushion
Open area around a vehicle consisting of adequate following distance between it and the vehicles ahead and behind, plus swerve paths to left and right
Minimize a hazard
Reduce the possibility of conflict by putting more space between your vehicle and the hazard
compromise space
Reduce risk by giving as much space as possible to the greater of two or more hazards